Sophia, an online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content free of charge is now available in a public beta. Sophia.org is focused solely on education, and lets educators supplement their teaching methods with tools to create a customized learning environment in a private or public setting.
Sophia uses Web 2.0 tools and methods to create a crowd-sourced platform where information is organized in “learning packets” – bite-sized tutorials tagged to specific academic subjects or topics, including standards-aligned objectives. The packets can be created by anyone, anywhere using text, images, presentations, video, audio and more. Packets are rated for quality and evaluated for academic soundness by users and experts within the community.